My mother is really sick. She’s been really sick for a long time, and there’s never been any way which I could help until now. We’re approximately $50,000 in medical debt alone, and it’s only getting worse. All I want is for her to feel the same love and support which she has given me my entire life. To feel the same pride and strength she has fought to instill in me everyday. She works a full time job even when she has had multiple doctors tell her that it will only serve to make her more ill just so she can support this family. And yet she still finds a few dollars to send to me every month while I am attending college, entirely off of student loans. Please, even sharing this post helps. And we really need your help.
I’m not writing this to gain pity; I guess I’m just writing it to give my mother some semblance of control of her life again. In 2009 she was diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the heart, lungs and spine. And just recently she was diagnosed with Lupus as well. She will need organ transplant surgery in…
So kind of a quickie update: I am working on a bit of a potential queue at the moment, but I really just lack a lot of inspiration for this particular blog. Whether it be a lack of feedback or the overly tedious work for sometimes very poor results. If you want a more constant update on really anything (such as obsessions of mine like Game of Thrones, Community, and overall my current life in college, even quotes that I love *gasp*), feel free to hop on by my personal blog: here.
If not, no blame there. I’ll try to get a bit more inspired for this blog, but again just the lack of feedback and inspiration really drags the work along.
There is a concept called body autonomy. Its generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. Its why you can’t be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you are dead. Even if you’d save or improve 20 lives. It’s why someone can’t touch you, have sex with you, or use your body in any way without your continuous consent.
A fetus is using someone’s body parts. Therefore under bodily autonomy, it is there by permission, not by right. It needs a persons continuous consent. If they deny and withdraw their consent, the pregnant person has the right to remove them from that moment. A fetus is equal in this regard because if I need someone else’s body parts to live, they can also legally deny me their use.
By saying a fetus has a right to someone’s body parts until it’s born, despite the pregnant person’s wishes, you are doing two things.
1. Granting a fetus more rights to other people’s bodies than any born person.
2. Awarding a pregnant person less rights to their body than a corpse.
So, in severe neglect of this blog….again……I have started a new one. I will keep updating this one, I really will try at the very least. My new one shares my all time favorite passion….space. I love space and everything about it. Stars, planets, solar systems, nebulae and all that jazz. I’m open to any suggestions about how to keep this blog up to date, but now that summer is almost here, I should have an easier time. Any time you want to know anything about either blog, just drop something in the ask box. If you’d like, you may even suggest people to quote, specific quotes, or perhaps themes (such as quotes about ______) which I can do a week at a time. If you’d like a link to my new blog, here it is: http://palebluedotinasunbeam.tumblr.com/